Freed Turkish hostages reach home

The emotional moments of the civil servants were witnessed when they re-united with their families and welcomed at their hometown.

Freed Turkish hostages reach home

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish public servants freed by militant PKK have entered Turkey via the Habur Border Gate and met with their families on Wednesday.

Sergeant Abdullah Sopceler and Specialized Sergeant Zihni Koc who were kidnapped on the Diyarbakir-Lice highway met their families after 640 days whereas it took 613 days for Privates Resat Cecan, Hadi Gizli and Ramazan Basaran, 607 days for Disctict governor candidate Kenan Erenoglu, 579 days for Police officer Nadir Ozgen and 579 days for Police officer Kemal Ekinci to meet their families.

Three of the Turkish public servants freed by PKK on Wednesday were sent to Ankara and one other to Istanbul in separate airplanes while four others went to Sanliurfa, Mardin and Gaziantep provinces by road.

All of the public servants and their family members had arrived at the Diyarbakir Airport after being taken from the Habur Border Gate by three separate helicopters. A delegation sent from Turkey to the north of Iraq had brought back the group of civil servants.

The emotional moments of the civil servants were witnessed when they re-united with their families and welcomed at their hometown.

Last Mod: 14 Mart 2013, 13:18
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